The undesirable effects of neuromuscular blocking drugs.

@article{Claudius2009TheUE,
  title={The undesirable effects of neuromuscular blocking drugs.},
  author={Casper Claudius and Lene Heise Garvey and J\orgen Viby-Mogensen},
  journal={Anaesthesia},
  year={2009},
  volume={64 Suppl 1},
  pages={10-21}
}
Neuromuscular blocking drugs are designed to bind to the nicotinic receptor at the neuromuscular junction. However, they also interact with other acetylcholine receptors in the body. Binding to these receptors causes adverse effects that vary with the specificity for the cholinergic receptor in question. Moreover, all neuromuscular blocking drugs may cause hypersensitivity reactions. Often the symptoms are mild and self-limiting but massive histamine release can cause systematic reactions with… CONTINUE READING
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